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by Hisymak
Tue Aug 23, 2022 13:14
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Is there any (official) statement from original game authors/distributors about modding?
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: Is there any (official) statement from original game authors/distributors about modding?

Thanks for your replies so far. Some of the original game authors (Tom Hall, John Romero) are aware, have been in touch with the community in the past and seem to like what the people here have produced. Not sure about the Carmacks or any of the others. Is there any evidence of this, ideally a link ...
by Hisymak
Mon Aug 15, 2022 5:53
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Is there any (official) statement from original game authors/distributors about modding?
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Is there any (official) statement from original game authors/distributors about modding?

Hi, I am really wondering, whether there has been any (un)official comment from the original game authors, publishers or copyright owners about their attitude to existence of Commander Keen mods and modding activities. I'm asking primarily due to the legality side of modding, because technically, ac...
by Hisymak
Mon Jun 20, 2022 19:17
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen 2 and 3 preview screens in Keen 1
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Re: Keen 2 and 3 preview screens in Keen 1

Actually, all three Jill episodes are very similar to each other. For the most part, the tilesets and sprites are same across episodes, the next episodes have a few new creatures and environments, but basically E2 and E3 feel much more like level packs to E1 rather than completely new games. I did n...
by Hisymak
Mon Jun 20, 2022 13:44
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen 2 and 3 preview screens in Keen 1
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Re: Keen 2 and 3 preview screens in Keen 1

Regarding me, I don't really remember watching preview screens in Commander keen Games. But I got exactly the same feeling of excitement when watching screens taken from the next episodes in many other games from the same era, especially Jill of the Jungle! In Jill of the Jungle, the Epic Megagames ...
by Hisymak
Wed May 18, 2022 5:43
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen 5 secret level
Replies: 20
Views: 1966

Re: Keen 5 secret level

I first time "discovered" Keen5 secret level through a door glitch. I don't remember exactly, but maybe it was in Energy Flow Systems, where I walked through a door in lower part of map, and bam, I exited the level and appeared in front of the secret level. It indeed crashed because I was ...
by Hisymak
Mon May 02, 2022 19:25
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen 5 secret level
Replies: 20
Views: 1966

Re: Keen 5 secret level

Not sure if this is true or not, but according to my memories, I was rarely able to play secret level on easy difficulty (with the crashing game version) without a crash. It just randomly, after maybe series of tries, did not crash, maybe a save/load helped? Really not sure if that's even technicall...
by Hisymak
Mon Feb 28, 2022 7:14
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: What is the best Keen Galaxy game as a base for creating mods (and why)?
Replies: 11
Views: 1274

What is the best Keen Galaxy game as a base for creating mods (and why)?

Not because I would want to make my own mod... but just out of curiosity, what you think is the best Keen Galaxy episode to base your mod on? And I'm talking about completely original mod (with new graphics, world, monsters, mechanics...) rather than a level pack, where you just obviously pick the g...
by Hisymak
Fri Jan 07, 2022 18:25
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Your Own Keen Music!
Replies: 34
Views: 19667

Re: Your Own Keen Music!

TheBigV wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 14:11 I made an 8-bit cover of Spiro Grip Me Tighter:

https://youtu.be/5QPSMZUlD90
It rocks!
by Hisymak
Wed Jan 05, 2022 13:51
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Similarities between Vorticon and Galaxy series and episodes
Replies: 6
Views: 1308

Similarities between Vorticon and Galaxy series and episodes

I think that this could be something very obvious and well-known for everyone who played all Commander Keen episodes, but still, I could not resist writing up this post anyway. So, basically, you know that both Vorticon and Galaxy series have three episodes (1+2+3 and 4+5+6). The first episode of ea...
by Hisymak
Tue Dec 21, 2021 11:38
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: What is the hardest place/level for you in Keen 4?
Replies: 6
Views: 899

What is the hardest place/level for you in Keen 4?

For me, the hardest place in Keen 4 which I was always the most afraid of, was the last section of Well of Wishes, which leads to a room with council member and which is guarded by a dopefish or two (dep. on difficulty). As a small kid, and even still today, I had always problems figuring out how to...
by Hisymak
Tue Dec 14, 2021 7:18
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen 5 Least Favorite Level?
Replies: 9
Views: 1321

Re: Keen 5 Least Favorite Level?

To be honest, I can't really say I have any favourite or least favourite level in Keen 5. For me, all of the Keen5 levels always visually looked very similar to each other (Keen5 uses just three visual sets - black/yellow stripe, red and green walls). The gameplay feels the same for whole Keen5, exc...
by Hisymak
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:17
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Favorite Keen game? Take Three!
Replies: 11
Views: 1277

Re: Favorite Keen game? Take Three!

It's quite hard to post into this discussion, as I generally like more all the Galaxy series than Vorticon series. Except better graphics, music and technical aspects they are also better in playability and controls. The biggest thing I HATE in Vorticons is Ctrl+Alt firing, fortunately Galaxy fixed ...
by Hisymak
Sat Nov 27, 2021 21:23
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Least favorite Keen game?
Replies: 13
Views: 1765

Re: Least favorite Keen game?

If I look back into my childhood, I would say, that my least favourite Keen game was Keen 2. Keen2 was the game that I was the most afraid of and felt extremely hard to me. Overally the environment and levels felt rather inhospitable and were full of hazards and dangerous robots. Vorticon Elites wer...
by Hisymak
Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:05
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Keen 13: The Ultra Omegamatic Version 2 released
Replies: 45
Views: 17413

Re: Keen 13: The Ultra Omegamatic Version 2 released

Well, when I released this mod I was so happy because I thought it was quite nice, but now I almost finished its sequel I changed my opinion, so I accept your 2 stars I'd like to ask you to comment back on my points, as I'm quite curious especially about point 1 and 2. How you playtested your level...
by Hisymak
Wed Nov 10, 2021 20:47
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Keen 13: The Ultra Omegamatic Version 2 released
Replies: 45
Views: 17413

Re: Keen 13: The Ultra Omegamatic Version 2 released

Hello, I just finished playing through this mod and I'd like to give my thoughts and feedback. Overally, this was one of the less great mods from those I've played so far, my ranking is unfortunately only 2 stars of 5, as this mod had several issues I'd like to describe. 1. The absolutely most frust...